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UA's Michael Kidd Named Poultry Industry Leader of the Year

Michael Kidd, director of the Center of Excellence for Poultry Science and head of the Department of Poultry Science at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, has been named the Poultry Industry Leader of the Year by The Poultry Federation, based in Little Rock. Kidd joined UA's Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences in 2010. He is responsible for the Center ‘s programs in poultry science and related disciplines. read more >

Jerry Claret Moves Up at Nations Equipment Finance (Movers & Shakers)

Jerry Claret has been hired as senior vice president of business development at Nations Equipment Finance, serving Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Oklahoma. Claret was previously business development manager at ENGS Commercial Finance read more >

Paul Harvel Honored with Life Member Award from American Chamber of Commerce Executives

Paul Harvel's 21 years of work at the Little Rock Regional Chamber of Commerce included raising the chamber's total assets from $70,000 to more than $10 million. read more >

Annie Wright Moves to UALR's College of Social Sciences & Communication (Movers & Shakers)

Annie Wright has been hired as director of development and external affairs for the College of Social Sciences & Communication at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She previously worked as director of major gifts and special projects at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. read more >

C. Lowry Barnes Set To Chair UAMS Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. C. Lowry Barnes has been named chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. He previously worked at UAMS as a professor of orthopedics and maintains a private practice. He will start in his new position Aug. 1 and will continue to see patients at Arkansas Specialty Orthopaedics and St. Vincent Infirmary Medical Center, both in Little Rock. read more >

Gary Campbell in Driver's Seat of Accelerate Arkansas (Movers & Shakers)

Gary Campbell has been elected chairman of the board of Accelerate Arkansas. Mike Malone has been hired as vice chairman. Accelerate Arkansas is a group of business and education leaders in the state with the goal of raising per capita income of Arkansas residents to the U.S. average by 2020. read more >

Simmons Bank's Daniel Robinson Promoted to Northeast Arkansas Community President

Daniel Robinson has been promoted from commercial loan officer to northeast Arkansas community president at Simmons Bank of Jonesboro. He joins Barry Ledbetter, who was recently promoted to regional chairman for central and northeast Arkansas. read more >

Rob Noirot, Chris Green Join DataPath (Movers & Shakers)

Rob Noirot has been hired as business relationship manager at DataPath Inc. of Little Rock, and Chris Green has been hired as national sales executive. Noirot previously worked in business banking and treasury management at U.S. Bank. Green was formerly a regional manager for George R. Douglas & Associates in Memphis. read more >

Robin E. Bowen Makes History as New Arkansas Tech President

Robin E. Bowen is the 12th president of Arkansas Tech University in Russellville, a job she began July 1. She was elected by the Arkansas Tech Board of Trustees in late April, becoming the first female president of a public four-year university in Arkansas. read more >

Georgia Hale Promoted at UA-Fort Smith (Movers & Shakers)

Georgia Hale has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs by the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, where she was most recently associate provost. Hale joined UAFS in 2004 as associate dean of the College of Business, becoming dean of the College of Applied Science & Technology in 2009. read more >